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2010-06-09 14:22:00

Surgeons at Johns Hopkins have safely and effectively operated inside the brains of a dozen patients by making a small entry incision through the natural creases of an eyelid to reach the skull and deep brain. They say access to the skull and brain through either lid, formally known as a transpalpebral orbitofrontal craniotomy, sharply contrasts with the more laborious, physically damaging and invasive, traditional means of entry used in brain surgery that requires opening the top half of the...

2010-05-13 12:22:00

ALISO VIEJO, Calif., May 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Sequent Medical, Inc. announced today that it has closed a $15.6 million Series B venture capital financing. The financing was led by Domain Associates, joined by existing investors Versant Ventures and US Venture Partners. Nimesh Shah of Domain will join Sequent's Board of Directors. "We are privileged to have such a high caliber group of investors, and would like to welcome both Domain Associates as an investor in Sequent and Nimesh Shah as...

2010-05-13 08:00:00

ALISO VIEJO, Calif., May 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Sequent Medical, Inc. announced today that it has closed a $15.6 million Series B venture capital financing. The financing was led by Domain Associates, joined by existing investors Versant Ventures and US Venture Partners. Nimesh Shah of Domain will join Sequent's Board of Directors. "We are privileged to have such a high caliber group of investors, and would like to welcome both Domain Associates as an investor in Sequent and Nimesh Shah as...

2010-05-04 11:17:41

A new study shows that people with a common heart defect may also be more likely to have brain aneurysms. The study is published in the May 4, 2010, print issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. Up to two percent of the population is born with the heart defect called a bicuspid aortic valve (BAV). The aortic valve allows blood to flow from the heart to the aorta. It normally has three flaps that open and close to regulate blood flow. In...

2010-04-22 05:00:00

SAN DIEGO, April 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Valor Medical's CEO, H. Clark Adams, announced today that Valor's European clinical trial was finalized with 30 patients treated. Mr. Adams stated, "The trial took longer than expected because there are current approved therapies which were used as a first line of therapy. Patients who were enrolled to be treated with Valor's Neucrylate were not always acceptable candidates for these standard-of-care therapies. Basically, the aneurysms in the trial...

2010-04-05 07:01:29

In the largest genome-wide study of brain aneurysms ever conducted, an international team led by researchers at the Yale School of Medicine has identified three new genetic variants that increase a person's risk for developing this deadly disease. The massive study of intracranial aneurysms involved more than 20,000 subjects and was published in the April 4 online edition of the journal Nature Genetics. The new study, the second by Yale researchers published within the last 15 months, brings...

2010-02-27 07:38:36

For people who carry common gene variants, cigarette smoking greatly increases the risk that a blood vessel in the brain will weaken and balloon out "“ called an aneurysm "“ which could be life-threatening if it ruptures, according to research presented at the American Stroke Association's International Stroke Conference 2010. Researchers reported on two new studies from the Familial Intracranial Aneurysm (FIA) project, a multinational collaboration funded by the National...

2010-02-25 19:06:00

Results presented today at the American Heart Association's International Stroke Conference SEATTLE, Feb. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- David Newell, M.D., co-executive director of the Swedish Neuroscience Institute (SNI) in Seattle today presented results of a groundbreaking study of 33 patients with spontaneous intracerebral hemorrhage who were screened for inclusion in a SNI clinical study known as 'SLEUTH' (Safety of Lysis with Ultrasound in the Treatment of Intracerebral and...

2010-01-27 16:49:35

New research findings from a team at the Providence Heart + Lung Institute at St. Paul's Hospital and the University of British Columbia (UBC) may lead to new treatment options for abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA) "“ a potentially fatal disease that currently has no pharmacological treatments. An aortic aneurysm is a bulging of the aorta, the largest blood vessel in the body. If the aneurysm ruptures, it causes rapid blood loss and a high risk of death. About 75 per cent of all aortic...

2010-01-25 13:26:25

Preventing deadly ruptures of the blood vessels in the brain is the aim of a new Mayo Clinic project to help radiologists detect aneurysms with far greater speed and accuracy. The new method uses analytics technology developed by the Mayo and IBM collaboration, Medical Imaging Informatics Innovation Center and has proven a 95 percent accuracy rate in detecting aneurysms, compared with 70 percent for manual interpretation. Project findings were reported in the Journal of Digital Imaging...